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Adams

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Uses: The Adams is a well-known fly tied in a wide range of sizes. Used primarily to target trout, the fly is used in its smaller sizes to cover midge hatches and mayfly hatches. In the right size it makes … Continue reading

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Comparadun

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Uses: The Comparadun is best in medium to slow flows where a low profile pattern is required. Used in mayfly hatches, it sits with the body on or in the meniscus and can often induce a strike where a heavier dressed pattern … Continue reading

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Doe Fry

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Uses: Choose this pattern when the fish are preoccupied and feeding on jelly fry. It’s not a guaranteed solution just like there’s no dead cert for a caenis hatch, but the Doe Fry is sometimes the only pattern for the … Continue reading

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Elk Hair Caddis

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Uses: The Elk Hair Caddis is meant to imitate a fluttering adult caddis, though it will also work as a spent adult. Looking not unlike a stonefly, cricket, even a small hopper and several other insects, this dressing also makes an effective … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Fly

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Uses: The Hawthorn Fly is a well known pattern used to imitate the natural fly Bibio marci. However, with the omission of trailing legs used in other patterns this version can be confidently used to imitate the black gnat and other … Continue reading

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Klinkhamer Special

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Uses: The Klinkhåmer Special, or Klinkhammer as it’s often known, or even just Klink, is a very popular fly originating from Western Europe. Tied with a parchute hackle, it is an emerging caddis pattern fished during corresponding hatches. Colour and size variations … Continue reading

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Mayfly Emerger

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Uses: The Mayfly Emerger is meant to represent the larger mayflies like the ‘hex’, and the green and brown drakes. In smaller versions it works well during hatches of pond and lake olives. It can be fished on still and … Continue reading

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Muddled Daddy

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Uses: The Muddled Daddy is most useful during the weeks of late summer and autumn, when the bulk of craneflies emerge from the ground. The cranefly, or ‘Daddy Long Legs’ as it’s sometimes known, is a relatively laboured flier and … Continue reading

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Paradrake

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Uses: The paradrake is meant to represent the larger mayflies like the ‘hex’, and the green and brown drakes. While the paradrake can be fished on still water where you sometimes find hatches of Hexagenia limbata and Ephemera vulgata, it’s a very buoyant … Continue reading

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Poly Ball Mayfly

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Uses: The Poly Ball Mayfly is a ‘match the hatch’ pattern used to cover the Mayfly, Hex, or Drake emergences. This is primarily a trout and grayling pattern. How to fish: Fished using traditional dry fly presentations. This large fly … Continue reading